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'''Amy Sequenzia''' is an American, non-speaking Autistic, multiply disabled activist and writer. Amy writes about [[Disability rights movement|disability rights]], [[Civil and political rights|civil rights]] and [[human rights]]. She also has [[epilepsy]], [[cerebral palsy]], [[Developmental coordination disorder|dyspraxia]],<ref name=":0" /> and [[insomnia]].<ref>{{Cite web|title = My Uncooperative Body|url = http://autismwomensnetwork.org/my-uncooperative-body/|accessdate = 2015-10-04}}</ref>
 
  
She is a co-editor of ''Typed Words, Loud Voices'', a book about [[Augmentative and alternative communication|typed communication]].<ref name=":1">{{Cite book|title = Typed Words, Loud Voices|last = Sequenzia|first = Amy|publisher = Autonomous Press|year = 2015|isbn = |location = |pages = http://www.amazon.com/Typed-Words-Loud-Voices-Sequenzia/dp/0986183520|first2 = Grace|last2 = Elizabeth J.|last3 = Yergeau|first3 = Melanie}}</ref> She is a frequent contributor to the Autism Women's Network<ref name="autismwomensnetwork.org">{{Cite web|title = Amy Sequenzia - Autism Women's Network|url = http://autismwomensnetwork.org/directory/amy-sequenzia/|website = Autism Women's Network|access-date = 2016-02-09|language = en-US}}</ref> and Olibean.com.<ref>{{Cite web|title = Amy Sequenzia is a non-speaking Autistic, multiply disabled activist and writer. Amy writes about disability rights, civil rights and human rights. She also writes poetry. Amy has presented in several conferences in the US and abroad, and her work is featured in books about being Autistic and Disabled. Amy is deeply involved with the Neurodiversity Movement and has been outspoken about the rights and worthy of disabled people. Amy serves on the Board of Directors of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN), and the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST). http://nonspeakingautisticspeaking.blogspot.com  and Autism Women’s Network. You can also follow Amy on Twitter at @AmySequenzia.|url = http://ollibean.com/author/amy-sequenzia/|website = Ollibean|access-date = 2016-02-09}}</ref> She is also a board member of the [[Autistic Self Advocacy Network]]<ref>{{Cite web|title = Leadership {{!}} Autistic Self Advocacy Network|url = http://autisticadvocacy.org/home/about-asan/leadership/|website = autisticadvocacy.org|accessdate = 2015-12-26}}</ref> and is on the board of directors at Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology.<ref>{{Cite web|title = BoardMembers {{!}} Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology|url = http://www.faast.org/node/2448|website = www.faast.org|access-date = 2016-02-09}}</ref> She also writes poetry.<ref>{{Cite web|title = My Voice, My Life : A Poem by Amy Sequenzia|url = http://ollibean.com/2012/01/17/my-voice-my-life-a-poem-by-amy-sequenzia/|website = Ollibean|access-date = 2016-02-09|first = Amy|last = Sequenzia}}</ref> Amy has presented in several conferences in the US and abroad, including the conference ''“Reclaiming our Bodies and Minds”'' at [[Ryerson University]].<ref name="autismwomensnetwork.org"/> Her work is featured in books about being Autistic and Disabled.
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'''Amy Sequenzia''' is a user of [[facilitated communication]].
  
In her own words: " ''I'' ''type to communicate.'' ''I began typing when I was eight years old, but for many years I did not type much because of seizures that made me very tired all the time, and because of lack of support. Today I cannot imagine being silenced again."''<ref name="autismwomensnetwork.org"/>
 
 
== Disability Rights and Autism Activism ==
 
Amy is deeply involved with the [[Neurodiversity movement|Neurodiversity Movement]] and has been outspoken about the rights and worth of disabled people. She criticizes the [[medical model of autism]].<ref name=":0">{{Cite web|title = An Interview With Amy Sequenzia, a Non-Speaking Autistic Writer and Poet|url = http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ariane-zurcher/autism_b_1871276.html|website = The Huffington Post|accessdate = 2015-08-28}}</ref><ref>{{Cite web|title = Autism: does ABA therapy open society's doors to children, or impose conformity?|url = http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/mar/20/autism-does-aba-therapy-open-societys-doors-to-children-or-impose-conformity|website = the Guardian|accessdate = 2015-09-09|first = Sydney|last = Parker}}</ref> Sequenzia argues against attempts to [[Autism therapies|cure autism]], believing autism is an inseparable part of an autistic person's personhood.  She supports all methods of communication a disabled person chooses to use and is a user of [[facilitated communication]].<ref name=":0" /><ref name=":1" /><ref>{{Cite web|title = THINKING PERSON'S GUIDE TO AUTISM: Interview: Amy Sequenzia on Facilitated Communication|url = http://www.thinkingautismguide.com/2012/11/interview-amy-sequenzia-on-facilitated.html|website = www.thinkingautismguide.com|accessdate = 2015-09-20}}</ref> She supports attempts to cure [[epilepsy]].<ref>{{Cite web|title = Celebrating My Life by Amy Sequenzia|url = http://ollibean.com/2015/04/17/celebrating-my-life/|website = ollibean|accessdate = 2015-09-20}}</ref><ref>{{Cite web|title = Pain in My Brain|url = http://ollibean.com/2013/03/28/pain-brain/|website = ollibean|accessdate = 2015-09-20}}</ref>
 
 
Sequenzia uses identity-first language''.'' She has written against the use of functioning labels as a person who is typically labeled "low-functioning."<ref>{{Cite web|title = An Interview With Amy Sequenzia, a Non-Speaking Autistic Writer and Poet|url = http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ariane-zurcher/autism_b_1871276.html|website = The Huffington Post|access-date = 2016-02-09}}</ref>
 
 
==External links==
 
* [http://nonspeakingautisticspeaking.blogspot.com/ Non-Speaking Autistic Speaking]
 
 
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